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Comment: Reasonable chance at survival (Score 1) 307

by Ogive17 (#46682655) Attached to: Should NASA Send Astronauts On Voluntary One-Way Missions?
My initial reaction was to vote for the first option, anyone who is willing to go off to their certain death is more than welcome to. Then I started to think about it more and decided that I would hope there was a decent chance those individuals could set up a sustainable colony at their destination.

My reasoning is quite simple, if we can't accomplish that then maybe we aren't ready to send humans on missions like that.

Comment: Re:Dunno how to feel about this... (Score 1) 357

by Ogive17 (#46619989) Attached to: An Engineer's Eureka Moment With a GM Flaw
I took two things from the summary (no, I did not RTFA)

1) GM modified the part but did not change the part number. I am not familiar with their part number structure but typically any physical change to the part changes the identifier. It makes me curious if the supplier had been buiding it wrong all that time.

2) Someone at Delphi and GM knew of the issue but either determined on their own that there was no threat or purposely decided to sweep it under the rug.

It's worthy of more investigation.

Comment: Re: How can the situation be improved? (Score 1) 513

by Ogive17 (#46325245) Attached to: Why Is US Broadband So Slow?
I believe the OP meant who only pays $20/month in the US, since the article is about the shortcomings of broadband in the US.

We all know there are dozens of countries around the world that have superior broadband connectivity. I pay $65/month for Time Warner (internet only).. it has been reliabile and bandwidth handles everything I tried to do.. but it's not cheap.

Comment: Article conclusion (Score 1) 71

by Ogive17 (#46220137) Attached to: How Online Clues Located North Korea's Missile-Launcher Factories
From the article
"and the lack of any low-level windows indicated the building was either partially buried or blocked in"

That's quite an intuitive leap.. most warehouses and factories in N. America have this same feature except none are partially buried or blocked. It's done for security, secrecy and efficiency. They don't want anyone looking in or out.

Comment: Re:and the TSA exists because... (Score 1) 393

by Ogive17 (#46128621) Attached to: Confessions Of an Ex-TSA Agent: Secrets Of the I.O. Room
I flew a few weeks ago and got to go through the "express" line where I did not have to take anything out of my pockets, I was able to keep my shoes, belt and jacket on, and my laptop could stay in my bag.

I have also noticed TSA agents don't seem to care anymore which line you get in, I always avoid the rapiscan 2000 and go through the normal metal detector.

Comment: Re:headline fix (Score 1) 426

by Ogive17 (#46070515) Attached to: Kentucky: Programming Language = Foreign Language
My knee-jerk reaction was an eye roll.. programming language counting as a foreign language?!? Then I thought about it a bit more and maybe it's not such a bad idea.

The 3 years of French I took in high school have long been flushed from memory. Without active use, it's a waste of time. Most Americans never leave the country... and the US is so big and diverse that many feel there is no need.

I'm not saying I agree with what they want to do in KY, but I see their point.

Those who can, do; those who can't, simulate.